Healthy Bride

You and your fiancé are planning the most joyous event of your lives: your wedding! And you’re having a blast … mostly. Making all of the necessary wedding decisions can be stressful, especially if you disagree about anything!

Instead of getting upset over being out of sync, or feeling overwhelmed about wedding-related decisions make sure to be calm and relaxed when issues do arise by being the best version of you! We’ve put together 8 helpful tips to being a stress-free bride to get you ready for the big day!

Meditation

Meditation is proven to help with better sleep, weight loss, stress, blood pressure and anxiety – don’t tell us wedding planning hasn’t allowed a few of these issues to creep into your day-to-day! And to-be-weds who meditate swear by it because as one bride said on The Knot “it helps with mindfulness, so you’re more aware of every little thing that you’re doing, and you’re able to hit the pause button a little bit easier.” In other words, it’ll help you keep all those little details in perspective.

Here’s a mediation that helps brides keep calm during the wedding planning process: Blissful Bride Meditation For Wedding Stress.

Affirmations

While sometimes it’s good to speak your mind, there are also other times when, well, it’s just better not to say anything. Not sure how you’re going to make it to the big day with your sanity intact? Here are a few mantras you can say to yourself in the mirror every morning, even when they don’t quite reflect how you’re feeling inside.

  • I trust in my decisions.
  • I am open to love and give love in return.
  • I can handle anything that comes my way.
  • I am deserving of a loving long term relationship.
  • I love and accept myself the way I am.
  • I choose to be calm and let the stress leave my body.
  • Today I choose to live in peaceful harmony with the universe.
  • Today I will count my blessings.

Gratitude Journal

If you want to start attracting positive things in to your life (and seriously, who doesn’t?!) then there is one key thing you need to do. Show gratitude. Because we all know we reap what we sow and we get back what we give out right? So the more we show gratitude for things, the more things we’ll have to be grateful for. A gratitude journal is a consistent way to turn your hectic mornings into thoughtful moments during the stress of planning a wedding. Take 3-5 minutes every morning and jot down what you are grateful for.

Exercise

This is it… The final countdown to your wedding day. And along with settling those last few details — figuring out where to seat your eccentric Uncle Carl, firming up the flowers, deciding on your first dance song — you’re likely also making one last push to make sure the body that will be wearing that gorgeous white wedding dress looks as good as it possibly can. We found a great workout plan from Brides.com that give you a 30-day workout guide to help you!

Healthy Eating

What we put in our bodies is what we get out in how we feel and how our body performs. To feel, and look, and be our best we need to fuel up our bodies with healthy nutritious food so we are energized, have mentally clarity, and just overall feel fantastic! Toxins and stress are a regular thing that we encounter every day so it’s important to eat in a way that helps minimize the effects of those two things. Planning ahead and eating small well-balanced meals throughout the day is the best way to ensure you stay on track throughout your wedding planning process. At Merrime we recommend a variety of nutritional rebalancing systems that have been the solution for many brides and families to meet their health goals both for their big day and beyond! The best thing about healthy eating is that it is not about dieting, but learning what your body needs and experiencing the difference when you make those healthy habits part of your lifestyle! For more information on our nutritional rebalancing systems or for details on our new private ‘Shed Before You Wed’ campaign, contact Adrienne directly at adrienne@merrimebridal.com.

Make Time For You

Does nothing get you more zen than baking? Or knitting a scarf? Or even cleaning? (We know that last one’s a stretch, but sometimes there’s something so satisfying about vacuuming your living room rug.) Feel good about carving out some time to do these activities daily during your wedding planning process. While we don’t recommend getting any crazy treatments, like a chemical peel or even a facial, the day of, why not go for a massage once a week? Or take a nice, hot bubble bath every night? The best thing you can do is take care of yourself.

Ask For Help

It’s important to note that although it feels like the weight is on your shoulders, you are absolutely allowed (and encouraged) to ask for help. Sometimes just speaking with a bridesmaid and assigning them some easy tasks will give you a moment to breathe and focus your energy on the bigger, more important pieces of planning. Your bride tribe is just that – your tribe. They can be helpful in bouncing ideas off of and getting other opinions. We also encourage you to seek help with planning a larger wedding, especially if you’re also working full time. At Merrime we offer day-of coordination as well as vendor referrals and please know that we would always be happy to share these options with you! Give us a call at 541.791.7083 or email us at adrienne@merrimebridal.com and we can talk over the phone or set up an appointment to meet in person!

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